“The Trust is always delighted to present these prestigious awards each year. It is a marvellous opportunity to acknowledge and showcase some of the very best examples of Dietetic practice which enhance and advance our profession.” Sue Acreman, GET Trustee.
Here are the General Education Trust Award Winners for 2019!
Elizabeth Washington Award
Awarded to Chris Cheyette for his book ‘Carbs and Cals Gestational Diabetes’.
“The judges agreed that Chris Cheytte’s book was the clear winner of this year’s Award.
The book is now widely recommended by dietitians across the UK and is the only published book for gestational diabetes that is supported by Diabetes UK. It provides Dietitians and other health care professionals a useful resource to be able to demonstrate portion sizes, meal and snack ideas whilst also providing evidence based information on how to manage the condition.”
Rose Simmonds Award
Awarded to Sorrel Burden of the University of Manchester for her published work “Pre-operative oral nutritional supplementation with dietary advice versus dietary advice alone in weight losing patients with colorectal cancer”.
“Despite a wide range of entries the judges were unanimous in their decision for a number of reasons. The study demonstrates clear patient benefits that can be achieved at relatively low cost through an intervention that could be incorporated into routine dietetic practice. Outcomes can be easily recorded or measured by HCP and other members of the MDT. The methodology can easily be applied to other areas of dietetics and the research has high potential to raise the profile of dietetics.”
Pat Judd Travel Bursary
Pat Judd would have been delighted with the inspiring proposal submitted by the winning applicant, Tabitha Ward from Glasgow Caledonian University. Tabitha will utilise the bursary to go to Nepal and participate in a nutrition education programme.
She will be involved in classroom education and culinary classes for families, aimed at improving the nutritional status of children and women through positive changes in nutritional behaviour. The programme allow her to gain experience in delivering vital health education to those most in need.